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MFP-3D AFM System (Asylum/Oxford Instruments)


  • Standard (Ac/Contact Mode)
  • Piezo Force  Microscopy
  • Magneto Force Microscopy
  • Fluid Cell (closed fluid exchanges whilst imaging)
  • Electrical Measurements
  • Electrostatic Force Microscopy
  • Scanning Kelvin Probe
  • Conductive AFM (ORCA)
MFP 3D AFM.jpg

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.83

Dr Ran Tivony (rt497)

Eduardo Camarillo Abad (ec675)




Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZSP

  • Size range maximum diameter 0.3nm to 10 microns
  • Molecular weight range 980Da to 2x1E7Da
  • Zeta potential range  > +/- 500mV
  • Mobility range  >+/- 20µ.cm/V.s

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.80

Contact: Ryan Brady (rab228), Kevin Baumann (knb32)

Photron Fastcam UX50 on BX51

  • Triggers before, during or after capture
  • Microscope adapter
  • Versatile clamp arm
  • Strong light
  • Macro lens
  • Photo-processing software

Location: Maxwell 0.80

Contact: Akhila Kadgathur Jayaram (ak2058)

Renishaw inVia Raman microscope

  • Excitation sources: 532nm, 633nm (interchangeable)
  • Integrated research grade microscope
  • Highly automated
  • High resolution confocal map scans
  • Depth scans
Location: Maxwell Lab 0.81
Demelza Wright (daw85), Adam Brown (adb60)

In Situ SEM Heating Module (Kammrath & Weiss)

  • Use with ZEISS Gemini 300 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Temperatures from  RT to 1050°C
  • Local gas dosing through inlet
  • Suitable for use in humid, and corrosive environments

Location: CAPE Room 49 (Ground floor)

Contact: Ryo Mizuta (rm832)

FT-IR (Perkin-Elmer Fronteer)

IR spectroscopy of chemicals and  nanomaterials (analysis of functional groups on nanoparticles, contaminants, evolution of chemical reactions)

Location: IfM AR-1-002


Gas Sorption (Micromeritics TriFlex)

High-performance physisorption – analysis of surface area, pore size distribution of nanoparticles, MOFS, zeolites, etc

Location: IfM ARG-011

Contact: Chris Valentine (cjv22)

Confocal inverted microscope (Olympus FV1200)

  • High resolution, fluorescence imaging, FRAP, FRET, time-lapse, 3D
  • imaging, mosaic and multi-point imaging

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.81

Contact: Akhila Kadgathur Jayaram (ak2058)

Roger Rubio Sanchez (rmr44)

Nano Makespace

  • Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer
  • Ultimaker 3 3D printer (dual material)
  • Olympus BX51 Microscope
  • Electronics Equipment (soldering station, power supplies, oscilloscope, signal generator, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, assorted components)
  • Heat gun, Dremel, pillar drill, assorted tools.

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.80

Contact: Adam Brown (adb60)

Modelling/Simulation Computer

  • Intel i7-6850K, 128 GB RAM, GTX 1080
  • COMSOL Multiphysics + Acoustics, MEMS, Microfluidics, RF.
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.80

Contact: Kim Cole (kc429)